Saturday, September 29, 2007

Innocent Duke Lacrosse Players Receive Apology

The innocent Duke Lacrosse players have finally received a long over due public apology from Duke. In my opinion this does not begin to make up for Duke's actions and those of it's professors. These boys were made out to be violent rapists all because it fit a political agenda and now somewhere in this country some woman who is actually raped and brutalized will not receive justice.

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Duke University President Richard Brodhead apologized Saturday for not better supporting the men's lacrosse players falsely accused in last year's highly publicized rape scandal.

Brodhead, speaking at the university's law school, said he regretted Duke's "failure to reach out" in a "time of extraordinary peril" after a woman accused three players of raping her at a March 2006 party thrown by the team.

"Given the complexities of this case, getting the communication right would never have been easy," Brodhead said. "But the fact is that we did not get it right, causing the families to feel abandoned when they were most in need of support. This was a mistake. I take responsibility for it and I apologize for it." [read more]

Huckabee 7% Nationally

Huckabee Hound has an encouraging post that shows Huckabee's continues to climb in the national polls. Huckabee is within the margin of error with John McCain, a position he has been in for a while now. So it is time for the national media to admit that Huckabee is in top tier or that John McCain is in the second tier. Can anyone tell me who decides first and second tier? The candidates should be choosen by the people in a primary and not by elites and the liberal media.

I highly recommend Huckabee Hound and suggest that you stop by and check this blog out.

Wisconsin Wins 37-34

Great game our offense was on fire. Our defense struggled throughout the game, but came up big for us at several points during the game. Now it is time for all the doubters, to start giving Wisconsin the respect they deserve. I am tired of hearing the so-called experts saying that Ohio State is going to take the Big Ten. Well, you have to earn the Big Ten, and they have not earned it yet. With several teams in the top ten losing today Wisconsin should move up into the top five. If I was a voter I would rank them at #5 now.

One of the big advantages for Wisconsin in this game was team discipline. Michigan State was repeated penalized for late hits and other sloppy plays. That type of team attitude is self destructive no matter who you play. Other than one idiot, Wisconsin did not join in, which is a credit to our coaches and our team. I still have Michigan as the biggest game this season after they gave us our only loss last year, but this game was the best so far.

To finish the season out undefeated and compete for the national title, though, we have to improve on defense and special teams. Great job Badgers, keep it up!

Iowa And New Hampshire Caucus And Primary Dates

Here is an interesting article I thought everyone may be interested in.

Sep 28, 4:52 PM (ET)

By MIKE GLOVER

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowans could still be humming Auld Lang Syne as they gather to choose among presidential candidates, thanks to decisions by other states to move up their election dates.

Party leaders in Iowa are edging toward holding the state's leadoff caucuses as early as Jan. 3, although they'll hold off on a decision until New Hampshire selects a date for the nation's first primary.


"There are only a couple of days that work, and we don't want to go into December," said Iowa GOP head Chuck Laudner, who mentioned Jan. 3, 4 and 5 as dates being considered.


Iowa and New Hampshire have made clear they won't stand pat as states such as Michigan and Florida move up their election dates, but don't expect a decision soon. New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner has the sole power to schedule his state's primary, and he's not talking. [read more]

Founding Fathers Quote

Those gentlemen, who will be elected senators, will fix themselves in the federal town, and become citizens of that town more than of your state.

George Mason

Notre Dame Update

Starting QB Clausen went out of the game injured, but he came back in after one play. The injury appeared to be more serious then that. It could have ramifications down the road. We are getting hammered pretty hard. Purdue currently leads 23-6. After Clausen came back into the game he threw for his first career touchdown pass, but we missed the extra point.

Pre Game Report

This is an odd weekend for my football preview because I have to be honest. I know that Notre Dame and North Carolina are going to get creamed today and it feels odd admitting that two of my teams aren't going to win. North Carolina impressed me early in the season, they really are a young team and it is going to take them a season or two. The shocker for me this season is Notre Dame. I really thought that our recruiting classes were stronger than they appear to be now. There was vast improvement for the entire team in last week's game even though we lost the game it was nice to see the team moving forward.

Wisconsin is going to face a mirror image of themselves today. When you compare the stats of Wisconsin and Michigan State they are equal in almost every area, but we have home field advantage and that cannot be over stated. I personally think the experts are wrong, I think that Wisconsin will win, but it will be a close game and it will come down to the 4th Quarter.

U-WIRE) MADISON, Wis. -- A lot has been made through the season's first four weeks of Wisconsin's defense not playing up to preseason expectations.

And rightfully so. Against the likes of a second-division major conference team, a non-Bowl Championship Series conference team and a Division I-AA squad, the Badgers hemorrhaged yardage to the tune of 309.8 yards per game. Instead of shutting opponents down as great defenses with eight returning starters would be expected to, the Badgers skated through the non-conference slate. [read more]


The last time these two teams met in 2004, Michigan State ended Wisconsin’s perfect season. Saturday, the Badgers are looking to return the favor and extend their nation-long winning streak to 15 games.

More than just avenging a loss, the game will represent a checkpoint for both teams early in the conference schedule to determine just how good they actually are. [read more]


Penn State should have a win today. Illinois is good, but they don't stack up to Penn State.

Sep 29, 2007 — It's a strange peek at the stat sheet, four games into the season.
Penn State's wondrous fleet of wide receivers?


Junior Jordan Norwood leads the team with 15 receptions - averaging only 3.75 catches per game and 42.8 yards per game.


And that's as good as it gets.

Which is quite surprising heading into today's urgent matchup against the Illinois Fighting Illini in Champaign.

"It just tacks onto the frustration when you're not winning and you know that to win, probably guys like ourselves have to make these plays and be put in a position to make these plays," Deon Butler said. [read more]

Friday, September 28, 2007

Media Advisory: Mike Huckabee delivers major foreign policy speech in Washington D.C.

September 28, 2007

Washington, D.C. – Former AR Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee delivered the following speech, “Paths and Priorities in the War on Terror,” at a foreign policy forum hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. this morning.


The following text is a copy of his prepared remarks as written:

“Saying American foreign policy needs a change in tone and attitude, or an opening up and a reaching out, is as obvious as saying O. J. Simpson might be having a bad month. This Administration’s bunker mentality has been counter-productive both at home and abroad. They have done as poor a job of communicating and consulting with other countries as they have with the American people.

“A more successful foreign policy begins at home with better communication to the American people about Islamic terror. Six years after 9/11, it is still difficult for us, with our religious tolerance, our separation of church and state, to grasp how these people think. After we attend different churches on Sunday, or no church, Americans share meals or movies -- we don’t slaughter each other. We have thrived on our diversity – religious, ethnic, racial -- to become the world’s only superpower. We don’t merely tolerate diversity, we embrace and celebrate it. To Islamic extremists, the concept of a melting pot is as alien as the concept of a theocracy is to us. It takes an enormous leap of imagination to understand what these people are about, that they really do want to kill every last one of us and destroy civilization as we know it. [read more]

Proof Giuliani's NRA Phone Call from His Wife Is Fake

Catholic League News Release

MILLER OFFICERS RECEIVE S&M PHOTOS;
BOYCOTT TO EXTEND BEYOND SUNDAY’S EVENT

Catholic League president Bill Donohue explained the latest developments in the boycott against Miller Brewing:

“Miller Brewing will now be known as S&M Miller, and that is because it has apparently decided to drop anchor with the sadomasochistic festival that it is proudly sponsoring on Sunday at the Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco. It still refuses to pull sponsorship of this obscene event, knowing full well that it is making a financial contribution to an anti-Catholic group, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence; the Sisters is one of the beneficiaries of the street fair. And last night in San Francisco, the Sisters held a mock Last Supper, ridiculing all Christians.

“Yesterday, we sent all eleven members of the company’s Executive Committee a sample of the kinds of sick behaviors (click
here) S&M Miller is sponsoring; the packet was sent by overnight mail to the all-male committee. The accompanying memo says:

It is hard to believe that if you knew exactly what kind of event the Folsom Street Fair is that you would want Miller to be sponsoring it. That is why I am sending the enclosed photos of this event (taken from previous years) to you.
In the outside chance you are not disturbed by these photos, please show them to your mother, wife and daughters.
I trust that you will do the right thing and withdraw sponsorship of this event immediately. Rest assured that we will not walk away from this issue. The public is rallying to our side, emboldening us to stay in this fight for as long as it takes.

“Over 200 religious organizations spanning six faith communities were sent a letter yesterday asking them to join us in the boycott. If S&M Miller doesn’t pull its sponsorship, we will announce a game plan on Monday that will make the company regret it ever decided to insult Christians.” Contact Miller Brewing at 1-800-MILLER 6 or 414-931-2000.

Kiera M. McCaffrey
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://www.catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1338
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Founding Fathers Quote

This letter will, to you, be as one from the dead. The writer will be in the grave before you can weigh its counsels. Your affectionate and excellent father has requested that I would address to you something which might possibly have a favorable influence on the course of life you have to run; and I too, as a namesake, feel an interest in that course. Few words will be necessary, with good dispositions on your part. Adore God. Reverence and cherish your parents. Love your neighbor as yourself, and your country more than yourself. Be just. Be true. Murmur not at the ways of Providence. So shall the life into which you have entered be the portal to one of eternal and ineffable bliss. And if to the dead it is permitted to care for the things of this world, every action of your life will be under my regard. Farewell.

Thomas Jefferson

Abortion Clinic Closed

Check out this story I found on WorldNetDaily.com

An abortion clinic in Atlantic City, N.J., that was closed by the state Health Department after an inspection revealed blood-stained carpeting and surgical instruments with rust now has shut down permanently, bringing to 20 the number of such clinics that have closed over about the last 18 months.

City Councilman John Schultz told the Press of Atlantic City that the Alternatives abortion business had given up its business license, moved out of the building and was a month behind on its rent. [read more]

Russia's Novatek buys 50% in Egypt offshore gas field

MOSCOW/CAIRO, September 27 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's Novatek [RTS: NVTK] said Thursday it had bought 50% in a concession agreement for oil and gas exploration and development of the El-Arish offshore deposit in Egypt from Tharwa Petroleum S.A.E.

The other 50% will be held by Egypt's Tharwa Petroleum. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

The offshore block with an area of approximately 2,300 sq km (888 sq miles) is located along the Mediterranean coast to the north of the Sinai. Half of the block lies at depths of up to 50 meters (164 ft) with the remaining area reaching up to 500 meters (1,640 ft). [read more]

08.13.07 - 500 Economists Want Open Borders

Russia promises retaliation if weapons deployed in space

MOSCOW, September 27 (RIA Novosti) - Russia is ready to take appropriate measures if weapons are deployed in space, the commander of the Russian Space Forces said Thursday.

"Should any country deploy weapons in space, then the laws of armed warfare are such that retaliatory weapons are certain to appear," Col. Gen. Vladimir Popovkin said.

He said Russia and China have drafted an international declaration on the non-deployment of weapons in space and sent it to the UN. [read more]

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Press Release: Statement from Gov. Mike Huckabee

September 27, 2007

Little Rock, AR -- Former AR Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee today issued the following statement in response to a news story stating that he is "open to state-sponsored civil unions that would bestow the legal rights of marriage on gay and lesbian couples":

"This report is simply inaccurate. I do not support legal recognition of alternative unions. I strongly, firmly and unequivocally believe that the traditional definition of marriage is for 'one man, one woman, for life.' That is why I worked hard in Arkansas to enact legislation at the state level to protect traditional marriage, and why I have vowed to work hard for federal language as President.

"While I believe that people have a right to decide how they live their personal lives, they have to respect not changing the definition of marriage."

Catholic League News Release

NATIONAL BOYCOTT OF MILLER BEGINS;
OVER 200 RELIGIOUS GROUPS CONTACTED

Catholic League president Bill Donohue announced a national boycott of Miller Beer on this morning’s “Fox and Friends.” He explains why today:

“Never have we experienced greater corporate arrogance than in this dispute with the Miller Brewing Company. Miller is sponsoring an incredibly outrageous and palpably anti-Christian event in San Francisco: the Folsom Street Fair (see its website at
folsomstreetfair.com and be prepared to see the shocking photos of what goes on). Be sure to access our website at catholicleague.org to see the pictures not only of the fair, but of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, an anti-Catholic group that is holding a mock Last Supper dinner tonight in San Francisco. The Sisters is one of the organizations that is receiving funding from this Miller-sponsored event.

“This all started when we learned that Miller was sponsoring an event that featured an obscene ad thrashing the Last Supper. After being pressured, Miller offered a lame statement of regret and said it was pulling its logo from the ad. Not only has it not done so—it is still posted on the website of the street fair—Miller refuses to withdraw its sponsorship. To top it off, when we informed them that some of the money being raised at this festival was being funneled to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, they were unimpressed.

“Accordingly, Miller leaves us with no options: we are calling on more than 200 Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu organizations to join with us in a nationwide boycott of Miller beer. We feel confident that once our religious allies kick in, and once the public sees the photos of an event Miller is proudly supporting, the Milwaukee brewery will come to its senses and pull its sponsorship altogether. If it doesn’t, the only winners will be Anheuser Busch and Coors.”

Contact: Miller spokesman Julian Green at
green.julian@mbco.com

Kiera M. McCaffrey
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://www.catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1337

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Cigarette surveillance

Check out this story I found on Drudge Report.

NASHVILLE — Starting today, state Department of Revenue agents will begin stopping Tennessee motorists spotted buying large quantities of cigarettes in border states, then charging them with a crime and, in some cases, seizing their cars.

Critics say the new “cigarette surveillance program” amounts to the use of “police state” tactics and wrongfully interferes with interstate commerce. But state Revenue Commissioner Reagan Farr says his department is simply doing its job, enforcing a valid state law while protecting Tennessee retailers who properly pay state taxes. [read more]

San Diego to bill federal government for illegal alien cost.


h/t: Hot Air

Founding Fathers Quote

Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings of life, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion, and independence.

Joseph Story

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

News Release: Mike Huckabee Comments on Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Visit to the United States

September 25, 2007

Little Rock, AR – Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee issued the following comment in response to Columbia University’s invitation to Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak at the university:

"I cannot believe Columbia University would host this terrorist and financier of terror. This guy is an international criminal and sponsor of terrorism. It’s appalling to me that a man who denies the Holocaust and supports radical Islam would be offered such a platform.


“In the strongest words possible, I condemn Ahmadinejad’s actions, which include violating basic human rights in his own country; his unmasked efforts to build a nuclear weapon; his support for terrorist groups such as Hezbollah and Hamas; his policy of allowing weapons from Iran to be used against our troops; and his efforts to destabilize Iraq.”

Financial Trouble With Team Giuliani?

It looks like former Mayor Giuliani may be having trouble raising money. Here is an interesting article.

Exclusive

Rudy Giuliani fires chief fundraiser

By DAVID SALTONSTALL
DAILY NEWS SENIOR CORRESPONDENT

Wednesday, September 26th 2007, 6:23 PM

In a sign of potential money woes, Rudy Giuliani has fired his presidential campaign's chief fundraiser and brought in a top rainmaker for President Bush, The Daily News has learned.

Anne Dunsmore, who took control of Giuliani's day-to-day fundraising operation in May, has been replaced by Jim Lee, a Texas money man and Bush ally who is already one of Giuliani's national finance co-chairs. [read more]

Dwight D. Eisenhower And Border Security

Michigan Redneck has this great post up on Dwight D. Eisenhower and border security, it is a must read.

No that is not a misspelling. I Like Mike, but I thought I would bring this to the attention of anyone who is concerned with border security. I found this interesting article from the Christian Science Monitor. It is about how and why Dwight D. Eisenhower took care of the border issue in 1954. I am including the entire article.

Some people may think that what happened 53 years ago isn't important, but as you will see Ike did all this with less than one-tenth the amount of border agents. Dwight Eisenhower ardently stood up against corruption. That's how his words became actions. This country needs another Ike. This country needs someone who is honest, someone who is willing to ruffle feathers to do what is right and buck the "business as usual" system. [read more]

Mike Huckabee at OBU

Catholic League News Release

IT REALLY IS “MILLER TIME”:
COLLISION COURSE BETWEEN MILLER AND CHRISTIANS

Yesterday, we contacted the Miller Brewing Company protesting an obscene ad for an event it is sponsoring in San Francisco on September 30; the ad for the Folsom Street Fair depicts a sadomasochistic scene where sex toys are placed on the table of the Last Supper, flanked by half-naked homosexuals. Miller now says, “We understand some individuals may find the imagery offensive and we have asked the organizers to remove our logo from the poster effective immediately.”

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded this way:

“Miller’s response (some might find mocking the Last Supper offensive?), while limp, would normally have been enough to get us off their back. But we have subsequently learned that some of the monies being raised at this event are being funneled to a notoriously anti-Catholic and misogynist group, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (click
here). After this development was brought to the attention of Miller, spokesman Julian Green responded that Miller was standing by the event. That’s fine with us. We just hope he knows that it really is ‘Miller Time.’

“Tomorrow night, the group that Miller is funding via the festival will hold ‘The Last Supper With the Sisters,’ an event that will ridicule this sacred moment in history. Indeed, on its website it describes this sick stunt as the best way ‘to prepare your mortal flesh for the kinkiest weekend on Earth.’ (Its emphasis.) On Friday, the Sisters will bring in porn stars to entertain the leather crowd. The big day is on Sunday, or what the Sisters call ‘the biggest and baddest fetish fair fundraiser in the world!’ Pictures from last year’s event (click
here) show naked men and women, simulated sex, a huge phallic glass sculpture, etc.

“Apparently, Miller has decided to side with a small band of depraved and bigoted gays against Catholics (25 percent of the population) and Protestants (60 percent of the nation). This is an ethical and marketing fiasco of colossal proportions. I will announce within the next day exactly what our game plan will be. The collision course that Miller wants with Christians is now on.”

Kiera M. McCaffrey
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://www.catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1334
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Media Advisory: Gov. Mike Huckabee to Participate in PBS' "All-American Presidential Forum" hosted by PBS between jounalists and Republican Presidenti

September 26, 2007

Little Rock, AR – Former Arkansas Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee will participate in the “All-American Presidential Forum” hosted by PBS between journalists and Republican presidential candidates on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 9 p.m. ET.

The primetime forum, to be moderated by Tavis Smiley, host of TAVIS SMILEY, PBS’ late-night talk show, will be held at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Governor Huckabee will be available for media comment after the debate in the Media Filing Center.

Video of the forum will be archived for download and viewing on the Web site (pbs.org/tavissmiley). Visitors will be able to submit their own questions for the candidates, read commentary and share their own opinions. (Check local broadcast listings for additional details.)

The Auction Block For A Piece Of History

The document that laid the foundation for English law and was borrowed from to write the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the Magna Carta, is being put up for auction. Who, you ask, would put such a valuable piece of history up for sale to the highest bidder? The one and only Ross Perot. Perot owns the rare copy of the Magna Carta and had loaned it for display in the National Archives in Washington, steps from the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

For those of us who hold the Constitution and the foundation of our country so dear this is huge. According to media the copy was lost in the family for years with no one knowing it's importance or that they had possession of it. I guess it is no surprise then that instead of protecting this precious piece of history his only desire is to make money from it. I am frankly disgusted in his actions and pray that who ever buys it has the integrity to give it to the National Achives for good. I wonder if Perot cares so much about the money that he would consider selling it to its own destruction? With the family's history and how this document has been handled I would not be surprised to see him sell it to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad himself.

Mr. Perot is listed as president of the foundation and also as a director. Seven of the nine other directors are his wife, Margot; their five children; and his sister, Bette Perot. Mr. Perot, the onetime independent candidate for president of the United States, bought it from relatives of James Thomas Brudenell, the Earl of Cardigan, who led the charge of the Light Brigade in 1854, during the Crimean War. The copy was said to have been in the family's possession since sometime in the Middle Ages. But later generations were apparently unaware of its importance. The National Archives in Washington said it was "discovered" in 1974 during an inventory at the family's estate at Deene Park in England. The National Archives said it came into the family's hands through Edmund Brudenell, who served as attorney general under Richard II in the 14th century, or through Sir Robert Brudenell, who was chief justice of common pleas under Henry VIII in the 16th century. [read more]

Founding Fathers Quote

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

Patrick Henry

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Blogger Round Up

Mike Huckabee '08 has been working overtime lately. He recently added the Governor's NRA speech and designed some new banners for Governor Huckabee supporters. For example he has Wisconsin, North Carolina, New Mexico, Texas and Tennessee banners. So stop by his site.

If you are a strong supporter of the Second Amendment like I am, then you should stop by jCircadian and watch the truly infurirating video on everyday American citizens having their guns forcefully taken from them and in some cases destroyed in front of them at a time when they needed them the most.

Sloane Reality has a couple of posts up discussing some of the areas the campaign needs to improve on.

One Mom had the opportunity to guest blog on Governor Huckabee's blog.

Massachusetts For Huckabee has several good posts up, as usual.

American Elephant Blog, a newer link to our blogroll, has a wide variety of posts on varying subjects.

Huckamania recently launched a new store, they have a really cool design.

Colorado For Huckabee has a new look and always has interesting posts.

Maine For Huckabee is a newer blogger and from a very overlooked, but important state.

The Wisconsin Crusader, a recent addition to my link list, has a good post on the Aztlan Movement.

American Federalist Blog quickly became a must read. Stop by if you are interested in expanding your knowledge.

Vanishing American is a blog that I may not always agree with, but that I have great respect for.

The Loft Notices Vertical Day

Here is an article that was in GOPUSA's newsletter today.

Former Arkansas Governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says he wants to avoid "horizontal politics," referring to the endless political attacks made by politicians. Instead, he favors "vertical politics" that "uplift the country." To this end and as a way to boost his campaign, Huckabee announced "Vertical Day," a 24-hour effort to share with voters "our ideas, our hopes for America and the challenges facing us." [read more]

Grossman Sacked By The Bears

The Bears have replaced Rex Grossman with Brian Griese, who is set to take over at Wednesday's practice. The story has been confirmed by a team source to ChicagoSports.com. What is the Bears organization thinking. Brian Griese? His last start was October of 2005 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers! This is a less than mediocre QB who was cut, after injuries, by the Broncos, benched by the Dolphins, and cut by the Buccaneers!

Here's what Smith said Monday when asked about Griese: "How much confidence do I have [in Griese]? I have confidence in our entire football team. Brian is a part of that. Even after you have a loss like that, at the same time, we all feel bad. We should. But as far as confidence in our football team, I have a lot still. Brian is a part of that." [read more]

The NFL Network also confirms that Brian Griese will start as quarterback Sunday for the Bears. Even they question whether Brian Griese is the answer and point out his being released by three teams. Considering three players left the game with injuries Linebacker Lance Briggs (groin), cornerback Nathan Vasher (groin) and defensive tackle Tommie Harris(knee), the fact that there were at least seven offensive errors that had nothing to do with Grossman, and the fact that these have been ongoing issues and not in this game alone I think blaming Grossman was a pathetic attempt by coaching staff to cover up and lay the blame of the mistakes of the entire team on the most visual member. Well Lovie Smith there certainly is enough blame to pass around.

Despite this unfortunate out come teammates, like Desmond Clark, were supporting Grossman. I want to express my disgust and disappointment that the Bears were so quick to make a sacrificial lamb of Grossman and even more disgustingly to replace him with a used up, throw away QB like Griese.

Catholic League News Release

MILLER BREWING KNOWS THE STAKES:
MUST PULL SPONSORSHIP OF OBSCENE EVENT

On September 30, San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair will be held.
The ad for this year’s gay/leather event depicts half-naked homosexuals at a table mimicking the Last Supper. The sadomasochistic theme features sex toys displayed on the table.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains his response today:

“Kudos to Concerned Women for America for bringing this obscenity to the attention of the public. Their strategy is to get California politicians to denounce this event. Our strategy is to get Miller Brewing Company to withdraw its sponsorship. Here’s why.

“There are several sponsors to this street fair, but most are local and represent niche markets; Miller is the only national household sponsor. Furthermore, Miller has a record of acceding to requests from various segments of the population that have objected to certain ads: it has bowed to the wishes of Muslims, African-American clergy, lawyers and feminists by pulling ads deemed offensive. Surely it will do the same in this instance: the ad, like the event, is morally depraved. Indeed, it is the kind of ad that only the enemies of Christians would entertain.

“We have contacted Miller Brewing and expect that they will cooperate and do what is ethically right.”

Contact: Miller spokesman Julian Green at green.julian@mbco.com

Kiera M. McCaffrey
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://www.catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1333
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St. Gerard of Csanad

Fighting Irish Thomas has an article on St. Gerard of Csanad and it is worth reading.

St. Gerard (or Gellert), one of today's numerous but not very well-known saints, seemed perfect for me in this imperfect time we live in. Personally, I can relate to him because he was a writer (though few of his writings, save a commentary on the three young men in Dan. 3 survived) and teacher (he is the patron saint of tutors) and yet he "FITS" in well for all of us who have had plans changed abruptly, for both good and bad—which, come to think of it, IS all of us! [read more]

Energy Independence

Huckabee Q&A (Kinney)
by Mike Huckabee

Send to a friend Since energy independence is such a major part of the war on terror (our current dependence on Middle East oil is funding the terrorist efforts around the world) I'd like to know what efforts you will make to help us become energy independent?

Thanks James for your question. None of us would write a check to Osama bin Laden, slip it in a Hallmark card, and mail it off to him, but that’s exactly what we’re doing every time we pull into a gas station. We’re funding both sides of the war on terror, our troops with our tax dollars, the terrorists with our gas dollars. Energy independence has become a national security issue.

The first thing I will do as President is send Congress my comprehensive energy plan. We will achieve energy independence by the end of my second term.

We have to explore, we have to conserve, and we have to pursue all avenues of alternative energy: nuclear, wind, solar, hydrogen, clean coal, biodiesel, and biomass.
While I want to reduce our dependence on oil, I especially want to reduce our dependence on imported oil as fully and quickly as possible. We need to get oil and gas from ANWR and our continental shelves. We need safe, clean, and economical nuclear power.

I support an increase in fuel economy standards to an average of 35 MPG by 2020, which the Senate passed, but the House did not consider. We need more flex-fuel vehicles that can run on bio-diesel or E85 ethanol, but we also need the pumps to serve them. We already have six million such vehicles, but only 2,000 pumps to serve them in a country with 170,000 gas stations.

I support the requirement that 15% of our electricity be generated by renewable energy by 2020, which the House passed, but the Senate did not. About half our states already have such renewable energy standards.

I would expand these energy standards to provide for “alternative energy” rather than “renewable energy” because that would include all “clean” sources, letting us add clean coal and nuclear to the mix. That would keep prices down for consumers, be fair to parts of the country that, for example, don’t have a lot of wind, and allow us to raise the standards to an even higher percentage and accomplish our goals faster.

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Glenn Beck - Illegal Immigration - Feb 7, 2007

I know this is an old video, but the information is still relevent. These agents need to be released.

Protecting Property Taxpayers

Without a doubt, state budget negotiations are moving at a painfully slow pace. While this may be frustrating for some, it is also somewhat understandable. The budgets passed by Senate Democrats and Governor Jim Doyle and the budget passed by the Assembly Republicans contain major differences in regard to the fiscal direction in which our state will move over the next two years. Most specifically, the Senate Democrats’ budget proposes to increase state spending by over 23 percent and assess over $18 billion in new taxes on the citizens of our state over the next two years (over $1900 in new taxes per year for every man, woman and child) . The Assembly Republican plan rejects all of the proposed tax increases and forwards a spending plan that responsibly funds our government programs while living within our current revenue stream. Obviously, there are major differences that need to be worked out and, to date, only a few compromises have been offered – and even fewer agreements have been reached. [read more]

Lou Dobbs Tonight 04.05.07 - The Cost of Illegal Immigration

Founding Fathers Quote

The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families. . . . How is it possible that Children can have any just Sense of the sacred Obligations of Morality or Religion if, from their earliest Infancy, they learn their Mothers live in habitual Infidelity to their fathers, and their fathers in as constant Infidelity to their Mothers?

John Adams

Healthy Wisconsin still lives

Monday, September 24, 2007, 9:50 AM

By Jim Dick

Universal health care may not be on the budget negotiation table anymore but it hasn't died yet.


Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) is the chief architect and promoter of Healthy Wisconsin. He says it will be re-introduced in the senate in a week or two as a separate bill. [
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Monday, September 24, 2007

Vertical Day Is Here

Today is a huge day for the Huckabee campaign as they have initiated Vertical Day. It is your opportunity to find out where the Governor stands on any issue. It does not end at midnight, it is a 24 hour event that goes through tomorrow morning. I am going to put some of the highlights of the day, so far, below for you, but I strongly encourage you to go to the Governor's site and get involved.

Here is Gov. Huckabee's new video on Iraq. This is incredible, I am glad he came out with this. I was against going to war in Iraq because I felt that we did not have the political will to win and because our armed forces were too small to handle a long-term occupation. That said, once the first shot was fired we had no choice but to win. It will only embolden our enemies if we allow ourselves to be defeated in Iraq.



Here is part of a guest post that Newt Gingrich did for the Governor's Vertical Day.

How You Can Help Achieve “Real Change”

I’d like to thank Governor Huckabee for having me here as a guest today. Over the past few months I’ve been very impressed with the Governor’s openness to new ideas and solutions for improving our country. He showed genuine leadership a few weeks ago by being the first candidate to sign the Nine Nineties in Nine debate pledge. By committing to a much more in-depth, solution-oriented political dialogue in our country, Governor Huckabee showed that he’s truly interested in real change. [read more]

Here is a video of the Governor discussing rights and responsibilities. After you watch the video, please go to the Governor's site and join in the conversation of ideas.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Founding Fathers Quote

At the establishment of our constitutions, the judiciary bodies were supposed to be the most helpless and harmless members of the government. Experience, however, soon showed in what way they were to become the most dangerous; that the insufficiency of the means provided for their removal gave them a freehold and irresponsibility in office; that their decisions, seeming to concern individual suitors only, pass silent and unheeded by the public at large; that these decisions, nevertheless, become law by precedent, sapping, by little and little, the foundations of the constitution, and working its change by construction, before any one has perceived that that invisible and helpless worm has been busily employed in consuming its substance. In truth, man is not made to be trusted for life, if secured against all liability to account.

Thomas Jefferson

Favre Ties Record And The Pack Wins

Brett Favre threw for his 420th career pass, tying him with Dan Marino for the record, but more importantly the Pack won 31-24 over San Diego. Our defense was absolutely unhinged tonight, they were all over the field. I think by the end of the season we could have the best defense in the NFL. The offense for once was on fire. They seemed to really take off after Donald Driver took a cheap shot to the head that sent his helmet flying. The whole team was unstoppable from there on.

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The Sports Network


Brett Favre threw three touchdown passes, the final one giving the Packers the lead for good with 2:03 left and tying Dan Marino for the most all-time, as Green Bay went on to beat the San Diego Chargers, 31-24, at Lambeau Field.

Favre ended 28-of-45 passing for 369 yards without an interception for the Packers (3-0), who are off to their best start since beginning 2003 with three straight wins. The veteran quarterback now has 420 career touchdown passes, tying the Hall-of-Famer Marino for the most in NFL history.

Donald Driver ended with six receptions for 126 yards with a touchdown for the Packers, who rallied to score two touchdowns within a 64-second span in the fourth quarter to come away with their seventh straight regular-season win dating back to last year. [read more]

A Grizzly Affair - The Bears And The Cowboys

Having been from Texas there will always be a special place in my heart, for the Dallas Mavericks, but my NFL loyalties will always first and foremost be to the Chicago Bears! Grossman has cleaned the carbon out of his system with a mediocre start to the season and is ready to put the pedal to the metal against the Cowboys. I hope the cow herders are ready for a real mauling. I wonder if they will be brave enough to kick the ball to Devin Hester.

With a strong defense, Hester's punt return abilities, Rex Grossman set for a bone-crushing spectacular game, and an offense that has something to prove I see the game ending with the maintenance crew cleaning up cow patties.

I see Benson following through with his consistency, and a offense willing to chew it's own leg off rather than committing the turnovers we saw in the first two games. Greg Olsen's performance is yet to be seen with his return tonight from a knee injury, however he should give the offense the boost it is looking for.

Sure Romo is ranked second in the NFL and first in the NFC, but look for him to quake in his boots once the Bears have him in their sights. I don't think even TO, Witten, Barber, or Jones will be able to escape the iron claws of the Bears tonight. Also, the injuries the Boys have suffered may be their undoing.

I do see a possible sacrifice on the field tonight; maybe before the game starts the Bears can throw Killeen, Texas native, Tommie Harris, to the Boys to kick around and let them feel on top for a while before the Grizzly affair begins. The Bears are America's team and always will be.

And let me say this, Harris, Jerry Jones having his own commercial is nothing. I mean the Packers coach has his own regular weekly show and that has done nothing for grandpa Brett Favre and his Pack.

Muslim Allies Against Radical Jihad

How many of us have asked why Muslims are not standing up against Islamic Extremists? Well, they are. Perhaps the media is just not giving them any attention. I received a comment from Muslims Against Sharia who are also condemning, in the strongest possible terms, Columbia University's decision to allow Ahmadinejad on campus to speak. After reading through this group's blog and website I was greatly impressed with the hard work they are doing on behalf of all people, especially Muslims.

I have no doubt that their strong stand for peace has probably resulted in a lot of hate mail. I know what I receive when I write on related issues and I am sure that pales in comparison to what they must go through. Please visit their site and their blog and spread the word about the good message they have to share. Here is a link to an article they recommended written by Hassan Daioleslam that addresses Columbia hosting Ahmadinejad.